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10 History Quotations

''History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.''
- Napoleon Bonaparte

''History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.''
- Sir Winston Churchill

''History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.''
- Marcus Tullius Cicero Pro Publio Sestio

''Some people make headlines while others make history.''
- Philip Elmer-DeWitt in Time Magazine

''History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we made today.''
- Henry Ford Interview in Chicago Tribune, May 25th, 1916

''History never looks like history when you are living through it.''
- John W. Gardner

''History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.''
- Leonard Louis Levinson

''For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum.''
- J.W. Schopf

''Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.''
- George Bernard Shaw

''Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.''
- Voltaire

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